It was declared the inaugural Garden of the Year, International Garden Tourism Awards in 2012, and received Michelin’s three- pizzeria galileo star rating in 2008. Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore surrounded by the perimeter of four other planning areas, the Downtown Core, Marina East, Marina South and Straits View. The area surrounding the bay itself, also called Marina Bay, is a 360 hectare extension to the adjacent Central Business District. Yes, the driving distance between Joo Chiat to Novena Church is 6 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Joo Chiat to Novena Church.
However, the rice was extremely dry on that day, strangely reminding me of fried rice. This might have contributed to the dry and coarse texture of the chicken. A light glaze of soy and oyster sauce was brushed onto it, giving a solid punch of flavour.
While their prices are slightly high, the delicious side dishes and generous portions more than make up for it. One thing to note is how the tables here were greasy and sticky. It took away some satisfaction from an otherwise satisfying experience. The rice is cooked with yellow ginger, which gives it a heavy tinge of yellow. It looked and tasted similar to the rice that is typically found at Western food stalls. There were strong bits of onion flavours coming through, but it was otherwise lacking in fatty chicken flavour.
It wasn’t too chunky and came with a solid kick of spice as well. The garlic notes were particularly intense, and I felt it in my mouth long after the meal was over. The restaurant has been around for around 30 years and was started by a chicken supplier who knew loads about sourcing the best poultry. He eventually opened his own restaurant and named it Five Star as he had five other brothers. Ah Tai’s chilli came in a beautiful orange colour that was much thicker than Tian Tian’s. However, it was lacking that final kick of garlic flavour that could have taken everything up a notch.
- Alternatively, SBS Transit operates a bus from Aft Lor 106 Changi to Opp Novena Ch every 15 minutes.
- The buttermilk sauce was slightly spicy with the chilli and the curry leaves for added flavour.
- Ramen Monster is founded by Chef Yeo Kian Tiong who has a BA in Culinary Arts from Le Corden Bleu Culinary Academy in the USA.
- However, its special chilli sauce is the real star player and propels this dish to beat the likes of Tian Tian and Boon Tong Kee.
- I’ve asked a few locals about what they think about Tian Tian, and the answer always seems to be that it’s very overrated.
- The rice was cooked all the way through and did not clump together.
Beyond tea, scones and gorgeous little pastries, the outlet at Novena boasts a pretty good selection of mains. Bask in the luxury that is modern comfort food in the form of their Truffle Beef Burger and Miso Lobster Burger that will have you submerged in pure, sensorial bliss. Vegetarian dining is very seldom on the top of anyone’s lists, but LingZhi Vegetarian is one of the rare few that proves to be an exception.
Opening And Blessing Of Novena Church, Singapore
When consumed on its own, the chicken rice at Wee Nam Kee is nothing too special. However, its special chilli sauce is the real star player and propels this dish to beat the likes of Tian Tian and Boon Tong Kee. Each order comes with a large bowl of flavourful soup, and the generous portions are a nice touch. However, the service staff was not the friendliest, and the restaurant can get a little too noisy at times. The rice tasted a little differently from the other nine players on this list, and I’m guessing that it might be due to it being inconsistent on the day of our visit. I might be a little cheeky and get the rice from Tian Tian and chicken from Ah Tai the next time I’m at Maxwell Food Centre.
Corpus Christi Novena For Eucharistic Revival
A taxi driver told me that a certain stall in Maxwell is better than the legendary Tian Tian, while a colleague swears by a hidden gem in Redhill. A chicken rice uncle helped complete my list by telling me which Boon Tong Kee outlet is the best. Set in a small yet homely space, the restaurant dishes out anything from uni to tuna served several ways and will have you feeling as if you were dining in a restaurant in the suburbs of Tokyo. The restaurant focuses on a small plates-style buffet where the different dishes are prepared in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. Dishes to look forward to are the ‘Nasi Ulam’ Wild Rice Salad with charred octopus, Pan-seared Red Grouper with Sambal Oelek and Tiger Prawn Laksa Lemak.
A notch above than your average pancake, what you can expect from this pancake joint from Japan, are incredibly thick yet light pancakes that come in a variety of mouthwatering flavours. The secret to it and what makes it unique is that unlike most, it is made using 7 different grains grown in Kyushu. Fresh ingredients, masterful preparations, friendly owners and good vibes all rolled out into one, this is without a doubt a place that promises a sensational dining experience.
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The chilli was watery and one of the thinnest that we’ve come across. Its diluted watery texture dripped off the chicken, and it wasn’t very spicy nor remarkable. One of the few food enclaves that rarely comes to mind is probably Goldhill Plaza.
The taste of ginger was quite pronounced but wasn’t overly offensive. And while the rice was filled with loads of aromatic chicken flavour from the stock, it didn’t taste overly oily. Portions were respectable, and the chicken breast was sliced into long strips. The strips were slightly thin for my liking, and as a result, didn’t give too pleasant of a mouthfeel. Despite the ice bath technique, the chicken was not as juicy as I would have hoped for.